History (originally The History Channel from 1995 to 2008) is a American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and the Disney–ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.
It originally broadcast documentary programs and historical fiction series. However since 2008, it has mostly broadcast a variety of reality television series and other non-history related content. Additionally, the network is frequently criticized by scientists and skeptics for broadcasting pseudo-documentaries, unsubstantiated and sensational investigative programming, such as Ancient Aliens, UFO Files and the Nostradamus Effect. The channel is available in more than 80 million households around the United States.
The '50s on 5 (or just The '50s) is a commercial-free, satellite radio station on the Sirius XM Radio platform. It plays mostly Top 40 pop, doo wop, and rock and roll hits from the 1950s and early '60s, although they occasionally play historically signifficant songs from the late '40s and mid '60s. The channel broadcasts on Sirius XM channel 5, as well as on Dish Network channel 6005. As of February 9, 2010, Direct TV has dropped Sirius XM in favor of a new music service called SonicTap.
From 2001-08, the Program Director for XM's '50s on 5 was Ken Smith and its Music Director was Matt "the Cat" Baldassarri; both men were dismissed from the channel in October 2008 following XM's merger with former rival Sirius. On November 12, 2008, the '50s on 5 was added to the Sirius platform, replacing the Sirius Gold channel.
Tele Antillas HIJB - Canal 2 is a television network operating out of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. It provides a wide variety of television programs which are available to viewers throughout the Dominican Republic on channel 2. Originally the country’s Southern and Capital zones tuned in on channel 2, while the Northern zone received it from channel 13. During the 1990s the Dominican government implemented regulations which required networks to operate key stations and relayers on one channel throughout the entire country. Since then all of Tele Antillas stations are now on channel 2.
Established during October 1979, Tele Antillas was soon considered one of the most modern television channels providing media content in the Dominican Republic. It was the first TV channel to utilize stereophonics. Additionally, it was among the pioneering channels that initially introduced programming based largely on international productions such as telenovelas, television series, films and animated cartoons. Despite incorporating an international approach, they continued producing several local programs developed specifically for the family audience. During the 1990s, the station was acquired by Grupo Corripio, which also owns Telesistema Canal 11, and later relaunched with a new programming format. Today, many international events like the Oscars, Emmys, and some of most popular events in Latin America, such as the Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar are viewed on Tele Antillas Canal 2.